Nicky Catsburg is delighted to confirm that he will compete with Corvette Racing in select blue-riband endurance events in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
His new partnership with Corvette Racing will see him adopt the third driver role within the team, racing alongside Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor in the #3 entry at the longer IMSA GTLM endurance events. His schedule within the IMSA Endurance Cup includes Daytona, Sebring and Petit Le Mans, as well as additional events potentially in Europe and the US.
“It’s been an ambition of mine to race with Corvette for some time and I’m delighted to add this to my programme for next year,” said Catsburg. “It will be a busy season for me, and it will be a great experience to compete with another great motorsport brand. I’m really looking forward to meeting the team at the end of the year, in readiness for the Roar before the Rolex 24!”
Chevrolet recently unveiled the new C8.R at Kennedy Space Centre in Florida, the successor to the ultra-successful C7.R. Corvette Racing became the first sports car team in 15 years win endurance racing’s Triple Crown – victories at Rolex 24 at Daytona, Twelve Hours of Sebring and 24 Hours of Le Mans – in the same season in 2015; a target they aim to repeat in the short term.
For Nicky, endurance racing is an integral part of his race programme, having already proved his pedigree on the international stage with victory in the iconic 24 Hours of Spa as well as numerous podiums at COTA, Daytona, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Sebring and Spa-Francorchamps.
The Dutch driver continues his programmes with BMW in the M6 GT3 in Europe as well as with Hyundai Motorsport in the WTCR championship. The WeatherTech SportsCar Championship gets underway at Daytona with the Roar before the Rolex 24 on January 3, 2020.